Watch Pak v NZ 2nd Test Day 1 full highlights today from Seddon Park, Hamilton Friday 25th November 2016. Pakistan bowling performance was better than batting in their first game, now hopes are appearing again on the faces and team of its fans also looking good.
Pakistan scored 304 runs in two innings all out both times, they faced 134.3 overs in their first test and New Zealand won that match by 8 wickets remaining. Jeet Ashok Raval debutante of the New Zealand team was the most runs scored in the last match, he scored 91 runs in his first test match, KS Williamson scored 65 runs and Sohail Khan from Pakistan scored 49 runs.
Colin de Grandhomme another new player from New Zealand he took seven wickets in his first test against Pakistan, TG Southee took five and TA Boult also took five wickets. Mohammad Amir and Rahat Ali both bowlers took four wickets each of them.
Pakistan scored 463 runs in an innings in this ground on Dec 19-23, 2003 but no-one is playing in this tour from that playing XI, but it means Pakistani players can do something on this pitch. New Zealand’s highest total is 563 runs against Pakistan in the same match.
Jan 7-9, 2011 Pakistan played against New Zealand and won that match from ten wickets, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Asad Shafiq and Wahab Riaz these players had played that match and they all may play in today’s match. After 1998 the second time two wicket keepers are playing in the Pakistan cricket team/Playing XI.
Toss: Pakistan have won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Sami Aslam, Azhar Ali*, Babar Azam, Younis Khan, Mohammad Rizwan, Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed†, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Sohail Khan, Imran Khan.
New Zealand team
TWM Latham, JA Raval, KS Williamson*, LRPL Taylor, HM Nicholls, C de Grandhomme, BJ Watling†, MJ Santner, TG Southee, N Wagner, MJ Henry.
Match Timings: (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT -1d | 03:00 PKT)
Green and damp on this occasion, Hamilton has seen the bounce, turn, reverse swing and conventional swing, at different points over the past few years, so it is difficult to know what to expect. Unless rain washes out several sessions, a result appears likely, though.
On a spicy surface, Pakistan has hinted they prefer Mohammad Rizwan over Sharjeel Khan. As a bonus, Rizwan can also fit into the middle order without causing changes elsewhere. Rahat Ali took 4 for 62 in the first innings at Christchurch but looks likeliest to miss out if Wahab Riaz enters the fray.
In addition to Henry, Mitchell Santner appears likely to play – displacing Todd Astle. The top order will likely remain unchanged after Ross Taylor was cleared to play.
Pakistan tour of New Zealand, 2nd Test Highlights
Test no. 2237 | 2016/17 season
Played at Seddon Park, Hamilton
25,26,27,28,29 November 2016 (5-day match)
Umpires – SD Fry and S Ravi
TV umpire – IJ Gould
Match referee – RB Richardson